Business reopens in Roseau 11 months after Hurricane Maria

Shine Union has reopened to the public

Almost a year after it was completely destroyed by Hurricane Maria, Shine Union, located in Roseau, reopened its doors to the public on Friday morning.

Regional Manager of the company, Jessica Wyllie, told DNO the company first opened its doors in Dominica in 1998 but because of the hurricane, the business was forced to close down.

She said the effects of Maria, was “really bad.”

“Everything was destroyed,” she said. “Our warehouse, our stock, everything was destroyed. It was a major blow.”

She said the establishment, which is located at the Prevo Cinemall, is reopening to give customers what they were waiting for.

“Shine Union plays a major role in Dominica and so we are back bigger and better,” she said.

Wyllie explained that as part of the opening, the company has a new layout and a new department.

“Our new department is for household and building items,” she stated. “We have items like toilets, windows, doors and a wide variety of those kinds of stuff.”

She said that in the regular department, there is a lot more to come.

“This is just the beginning; we have a lot more to come,” she stated.

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  1. Vanessa
    August 25, 2018

    Shine union is owned by Taiwanese not Chinese

  2. Sisserou
    August 25, 2018

    I was in town yesterday (well, roseau) and happen to bounce up with shine union. Didn’t know they were opening that day but many people bustling about caught my attention. Went in there and the place had a new feel and excitement about it with tons of household items like they came back bigger and better only wish the place was air conditioned but you know how the Chinese are. Looking back and remembering that building built by Mr. Noriss prevo only building that make Roseau look like a city. Remember coming to Roseau young boy going to the movies there at the cinemal.

  3. duck1951
    August 24, 2018

    goods luck !! one step at a time

  4. fitzallan
    August 24, 2018

    Good luck to you and your company going forward Ms.Willie.

    • Jheri Curl
      August 26, 2018

      Not her company
      that’s Asian business
      She’s an employee

  5. moi
    August 24, 2018

    Shine on, Shine on

  6. Shaka Zulu
    August 24, 2018

    Is that the same shine union that was joking Carl? If it is i am amazed that it is still around. Well well well i must say i am impressed Carl!! By the way Carl i want to know if you got
    any call from the real red jokers that let Ross go, DCP closed, and all the other crap. The shine union beauty stuck around and carl not interested in Dominica no more.

    • Shine Union
      August 24, 2018

      Lol. :mrgreen:

      What I would like to know is what happen to the then Customs Officer who was involved and fled Dominica soon after.

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